Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

Sale will not open China’s oil sector to outside forces

Veteran untainted by banking crisis

New Barclays chairman McFarlane a popular choice with investors

Scotland after the vote: pensions

More generous state payments promised

‘Low-cost’ drawdown product to launch

Scheme allows savers to move directly into drawdown

Barclays needs hands-on McFarlane

Incoming chair of lender described as ‘man of nails’

Providers to form £6bn ‘supermutual’

Engage chief says tie-up with Family Investments comes from position of strength

Sales of annuities fall by a third

Insurers say savers took advantage of rule relaxation

Lloyds confirms plans to relocate south

RBS poised to follow suit in event of Scottish independence

Standard Life threatens to transfer units

Large parts of business will move south if Scots vote Yes

Wonga taps RSA to rebuild management

Tara Kneafsey to replace Tessa Cook as UK managing director

Quindell claims libel action victory

Aim-listed group says High Court rules against Gotham City

LeapFrog nets $400m from new investors

Group’s latest fund targets EM financial services companies

Finance groups seek to soothe fears over Scots vote

Companies reassure investors that contingency plans are in place

AIG and Coventry First trade legal barbs

Groups clash over ‘life settlements’ agreement

‘Warn consumers of pension tax traps’

Concerns over accessing lump sums

StanLife shareholders in line for cash

Investors can take 73p a share return as capital or income

Systemic risk label proposed for MetLife

FSOC recommendation sets up possible legal challenge with insurer

Disposal pushes up Standard Life shares

Insurer focuses further on UK and asset gathering

HP failed to break free of English incubus

Court filings reveal company asked advisers if it could back out of deal

Lloyd’s head backs Scottish No camp

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